Adam Pagnucco wrote a terrific analysis in The Seventh State about spending on pedestrian safety projects and the impact of that spending. The entire article is below, but if you only have a couple of minutes, here’s are the sentences Friends of White Flint thinks is most important. This analysis argues for smarter, lighter, quicker, faster projects to enhance pedestrian safety in the Pike District and across Montgomery County.…Read More
Monthly Archives: February 2020
Budgets are tight and people are still getting struck by cars, so let’s look at some low-cost, quick-to-install pedestrian improvements. Not after a year of study. Not by over-engineering a project until it’s unaffordable. Not by letting perfect get in the way of good enough. Let’s use these tested, vetted methods to make pedestrians safe and walking accessible to all in the Pike District.…Read More
From Bethesda Beat
Montgomery County Public Schools has released an updated list of potential sites for a new elementary school in the Bethesda area. The recommendations are part of an elementary school capacity study for the Bethesda-Chevy Chase and Walter Johnson high school clusters.
The sites are:
- Alta Vista Elementary School — Proposed development includes a three-story addition to a school on an MCPS-owned lot.
On Saturday, dozens of pedestrians, bicyclists, concerned community members, and elected officials gathered to remember a man who died last month crossing Rockville Pike near Federal Plaza and TGIFridays restaurant.
After Action Committee for Transit read the long list of all the pedestrians who had died in the last year, Councilmember Evan Glass said, “Pike District must be liveable and walkable; that’s the bottom line.” Councilmember Andrew Friedson said, he was “upset, frustrated, and sad” and “we can’t fix this problem int ersection by intersection.” Councilmember Hans Riemer said, “the fact that we have strong advocates is a sign that things are starting to change.” Council chair Sidney Katz said “our goal is to have no deaths.”
Friends of White Flint, which co-sponsored this event, continues to work toward making the Pike District/White Flint area safer and more accessible for pedestrians.…Read More
Event # 1
The Montgomery County Council will host a pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety town hall meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9 in the Wheaton High School auditorium to hear from residents about safety issues they are encountering on roadways and sidewalks and in crosswalks. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to talk with councilmembers about areas of concern in the community and to learn more about the county’s ongoing efforts to meet the goals of Vision Zero.…Read More
Join Friends of White Flint and other organizations on Saturday, February 8 at 2:15 pm at Federal Plaza along Rockville Pike to rally for safe streets and remember Michael Gamboa who tragically dies crossing Rockville Pike.
Executive Boulevard Separated Bike Lanes Project began installation of a bike lane between Nicholson Lane and Woodglen Drive in Rockville this week.Read More
Yes, the Subdivision Staging Policy (SSP) sounds dull. IT’S NOT — SERIOUSLY, IT’S ACTUALLY INTERESTING. And it’s critically important. The SSP ensures that transportation and schools keep pace with development in Montgomery County. It’s the reason the White Flint/Pike District area is currently in a building moratorium.
The Planning Department wants to know what you think as it develops the 2020 Subdivision Staging Plan.…Read More